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Integrateassimilate
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 5:00am

*new* gallery in Toronto presents work by Material Art & Design alumni Monica Bodirsky, Annie Tung and 2007 medal winner Margaret Lim.

Venue & Address: 
*new* gallery 906 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Tatau: Samoan Tattooing and Global Culture: Photographs by Mark Adams

Tatau
Friday, February 15, 2008 - 5:00am to Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 4:00am

The OCAD Professional Gallery is pleased to present Tatau: Samoan Tattooing and Global Culture: Photographs by Mark Adams from Feb. 15 to May 18, 2008. The exhibition launches with an evening of conversation between Mark Adams and curator Peter Brunt, on Fri., Feb. 15, 6:30 pm.

Making its North American debut at OCAD's Professional Gallery, Tatau originated at Wellington's Adam Art Gallery before touring New Zealand and Australia. This exhibit explores 'tatau', the Samoan tattooing tradition, as an example of cross-cultural collaboration and cultural diversity. Based on a twenty-five year association with the tufuga tatatau (tattoo artists), particularly Adams' friendship with Samoan tattooing master Sulu'ape Paulo II, these photographs show a global community transplanting, adopting and appropriating the tatau. Adams' images also consider the man behind the camera and the viewer before the prints by exploring colonial photography's legacy and the search for alternative representations of our relationships with others.

Mark Adams is one of New Zealand's foremost documentary photographers. His work on Samoan tattooing, Maori-Pakeha interactions around Rotorua, and New Zealand's historic sites have been shown extensively in New Zealand, Europe, Australia, South Africa, and Brazil. His books include Land of Memories and Cook's Sites. Adams lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

Peter Brunt teaches Pacific art, Postcolonial art and theory, and Primitivism in the Art History program at Wellington's Victoria University. His research addresses Pacific art, art and cross-cultural encounter in the Pacific, and postcolonial art and theory.

Tatau at the Premiere Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
Ticket holders to the Premiere Dance Theatre can see additional images from Tatau in the Premiere Dance Theatre gallery at Harbourfront Centre. The images are presented in conjunction with the presentation of Black Grace, which runs April 30 to May 3, as part of World Stage 08. New Zealand's leading contemporary dance company, Black Grace is an all-male troupe combining Pacific Island traditions with contemporary dance. Parts of their repertoire use movement to explore Samoan tatau.

The talk with Mark Adams and Peter Brunt takes place in the OCAD Auditorium. All are welcome and admission is free. Limited seating available. Guests are advised to arrive early.

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays to Fridays, 1 to 7 pm; Saturdays and Sundays noon to 6 pm; closed Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays.

OCAD gratefully acknowledges the support of the Hal Jackman Foundation, the Toronto Arts Council and Urban Primitive.

Venue & Address: 
Professional Gallery 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
creeve@ocad.ca; smulholland@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

Captive Visions: Contemporary Canadian Art

Cathy Daley at Eli Klien Fine Art, NY
Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, March 8, 2008 - 5:00am

Eli Klein Fine Art presents a major gallery exhibition of important contemporary Canadian art. This show includes a selection of some of the most prominent Canadian artists such as Cathy Daley, Marcel Dzama, Tony Scherman and Max Streicher--several of whom will be showing in New York for the first Time--in addition to the work of emerging artists who are beginning to gain recognition such as Talia Shipman, Elena Willis and Christopher Ross. Reflecting Canada itself, the artists present a multiplicity of aesthetics and
perspectives and present painting, sculpture, photography and drawing. This exhibition is titled Captive Visions. Captive is defined as held in bondage, enslaved and also as enraptured, as by beauty; captivated. Ideas are unleashed from captivity, and beauty is revealed; Canadian art is discovered.

Venue & Address: 
Eli Klein Fine Art 462 West Broadway, New York, New York
Email: 
Info@EKFineArt.com
Cost: 
Free

Artificial Synesthesia

AS invite
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 5:00am to Friday, January 18, 2008 - 5:00am

Synesthesia is the experience of one sense evoking another. Here it refers to the unification of aural and visual senses. The presented works are the reflection of the individual's unique explorations in the objectification of sounds and music into two dimensional surface.

Artificial Synesthesia features the work of Saba Bushnaq, Trang Dang, Margaret Nieradka and Sara Shadkami.

Venue & Address: 
Transit Space 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
cswiderski@ocad.ca, ldsmith@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

Zwarte Piet: Legends of the Sea

Zorica Vasic
Friday, December 7, 2007 - 5:00am to Monday, January 7, 2008 - 5:00am

Zorica Vasic, a Toronto-based artist, merges folklore, historical fascinations, and popular culture in her new series 'Zwarte Piet: Legends of the Sea' exhibiting at LandymoreKeith Contemporary Art in Toronto, Ontario from December 7, 2007- January 7, 2008. The artist will be present at the opening event taking place on December 7 from 6-9 pm.
'Zwarte Piet: Legends of the Sea' claims it's title from fairy-tale figure Zwarte Piet, Santa Claus' helper servant who on December 4th of every year sails on a boat from Spain to Holland. The exhibition features imaginary portraits of Zwarte Piet combined with portraits of documented historical pirates who were adventuring in the seas of Europe from the 15th -19th Century: inventing names and personas for themselves, becoming self-appointed nobles and perishing in the tropical circuit. Vasic' series confronts the viewer with human-size cultural symbols of the exotic: on the one hand repulsive, brutal and barbaric, on the other hand attractive, colorful and seductive. The exhibition blends the historical with the imaginary, falling somewhere between a thrilling yarn of the sea and an illustrated encyclopedia, creating a reading of history as entertainment.
Vasic has exhibited her work internationally at private galleries, public spaces and film festivals including Gallery TPW (Toronto), Suzanne Biederberg Gallery (Amsterdam) and City Hall Gallery (Hong Kong). Her work spans multiple artistic mediums including drawing, painting, collage, photography and film. She has received a B.F.A. from Akademy voor Fine Arts in Arnhem, Holland and an M.F.A. from Jan Van Eyck Akademy in Maastrict, Holland. She currently teaches at Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Canada.

Venue & Address: 
LandymoreKeith Contemporary Art 800 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
info@landymorekeith.com
Cost: 
Free

Ritual

Ritual, by April Hickox
Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 5:00am to Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 5:00am

Ritual is an exhibition of works by April Hickox, Associate Professor/Chair of Photography, OCAD.
Hickox is also the founding director of Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography. She has been presenting her thought-provoking and often intimate images for over twenty years, focusing on issues of memory, communication and lived experience.

Venue & Address: 
Leo Kamen Gallery 80 Spadina AvenueSuite 406, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

If you go out in the woods today...

Friday, January 11, 2008 - 5:00am to Monday, February 11, 2008 - 5:00am

Curated by Paul Petro, including work by Faculty of Art Professor Rae Johnson, Jay Isaac, Allyson Mitchell, Jane Buyers, Gary Evans, and others.

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Blossom, Grow, Transcend

Blossom, Grow, Transcend
Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 5:00am to Monday, December 10, 2007 - 5:00am

IMA Gallery in Toronto presents new work by Drawing & Painting students Elahe Koneshlo, Bahar Daee and Neda Omidvar.

Venue & Address: 
IMA Gallery 114 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Viktor Tinkl: Making Things

Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 4:00am to Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 5:00am

The Art Gallery of Mississauga presents an exhibition of work by retired faculty member Viktor Tinkl, organized in collaboration with the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa.

Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Mississauga 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

On the Mark!

Cathy Daley
Friday, November 2, 2007 - 4:00am to Friday, February 1, 2008 - 5:00am

Drawing ... the term brings to mind formal concepts such as line, volume, shading, rhythm and images of delicately pencil-rendered scenes or maybe a heavy, charcoal, expressionistic rendering of the human form. These are important aspects of drawing but, like other media, it has expanded to include unusual materials and approaches. This exhibition focuses on contemporary artists for whom drawing is a major emphasis of their work, and a major goal of this exhibition is to present a wide range of approaches to drawing.
While researching this exhibition, the staff was inspired by the diversity of work - from the more explorative and experimental to the materials and techniques with which we were more familiar. Throughout the research we were constantly pleased to find skilled and creative artists continuing to make drawing a vital and dynamic approach to image making.
Includes work by Steven Robert Barich, Pat Brentano, Cathy Daley, Lori Field, Daphne Gerou, Paul Harcharik, Carol Hopper, Elizabeth Leger, Monika Malewska, Rob Matthews, Heeseop Yoon and Deborah Zlotsky.

Venue & Address: 
Turchin Center for Visual Arts Appalachian State University423 West King Street, Boone, North Carolina
Email: 
turchincenter@appstate.edu
Cost: 
Free

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